Aerangis ellisii

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Aerangis ellisii (not my photo)

Common Name: Ellis' Aerangis
Scented: yes, nutmeg
Light Requirements: partial sun
Temperature Requirements: cool to intermediate
Flower Size: 6cm
Synonyms: Aerangis alata H. Perrier 1938; Aerangis platyphylla Schltr. 1925; Angorchis ellisii (B.S. Williams) Kuntze 1891; Angraecum buyssonii God.-Leb. 1891; Angraecum dubuyssonii God.-Leb. 1887; *Angraecum ellisii B.S. Williams 1871

Found in central and eastern Madagascar at elevations of 1100m to 1400m as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with roots that can arise from all along an elongate, branching stem carrying fleshy and slightly glossy, dull green leaves and blooms on an axillary, 13 to 24 flowered, to 60cm long, racemose inflorescence with very fragrant [nutmeg] flowers.

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